HBO has canceled the Game of Thrones prequel series, titled Bloodmoon. The show was set to focus on the First Men and the Children of the Forest thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It was written by Jane Goldman and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
HBO has not given a reason for the cancellation, but it is possible that it was due to creative differences. Goldman and Sapochnik had reportedly clashed over the direction of the show. Additionally, the show was reportedly over budget and behind schedule.
The cancellation of Bloodmoon is a blow to HBO, which was hoping to create a new hit series in the Game of Thrones universe. The show was one of several Game of Thrones prequels that were in development at HBO. However, the network has since decided to focus on other projects, such as House of the Dragon, which is set to premiere in 2022.
Here are some of the reasons why HBO might have canceled the Game of Thrones prequel:
- Creative differences: As mentioned above, Goldman and Sapochnik reportedly clashed over the direction of the show. This could have led to a creative impasse that was difficult to overcome.
- Budgetary concerns: The show was reportedly over budget and behind schedule. This could have been a major factor in HBO’s decision to cancel the show.
- Lack of audience interest: It’s possible that HBO simply didn’t believe that the show would be a hit with viewers. After all, the Game of Thrones finale was divisive, and it’s possible that many fans were not interested in seeing a prequel.
Whatever the reason for the cancellation, it’s a disappointment for fans of Game of Thrones who were looking forward to seeing a new chapter in the story. However, there are still several other Game of Thrones projects in development, so there’s still hope for more Westeros content in the future.